ABERDEEN SINFONIETTA STRING QUINTET

Bryan Dargie and Guera Maunder (violins); Sandra Campbell and Jonathan Kightley (violas); Alison MacDonald (’cello)

Monymusk Arts Centre

Sunday 17 March 2019, 3 pm

Music by Michael Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn

ABERDEEN SINFONIETTA
 
GALA CONCERT
 
MUSIC HALL, Sunday 12 May 2019, 7.30 pm
 
GARRY WALKER, Conductor
PHILIP HIGHAM, Cello
 

Strauss:  Overture “Die Fledermaus” 
Haydn:  Cello Concerto in C
Dvořák:  “Silent Woods” for cello and orchestra
Elgar:  Three Bavarian Dances
Handel:  Fireworks Music

Tickets £16.50, students/unemployed £8.25 (inclusive of booking fee) Accompanied schoolchildren free

Available from APA Box Office www.aberdeenperformingarts.com...  tel. 01224 641122, or from orchestra members

In this gala concert we start in Austria, with two hugely contrasting works, Johann Strauss’s ever popular Fledermaus overture and Haydn’s very engaging first cello concerto.  Dvořák’s beautiful and atmospheric Silent Woods was originally part of a piano composition “From the Bohemian Forest”.  From Bohemia we cross to Bavaria for Elgar’s Three Dances, written after a memorable holiday in that country.  Finally we arrive in London, with Handel’s spectacular Fireworks Music, first performed on the River Thames to celebrate the end of the War of the Austrian Succession.  On this occasion it celebrates Aberdeen Sinfonietta’s return to the Music Hall!